Proshare Logo
   Market Date: 30-01-2015   
Agriculture ARTS FINANCE All One Min News Archives Bonds Cap Mkt Sentiments Capital Market CASHLESS NIGERIA Commodities Corporate Earnings Daily & Weekly Market Updates Elections Enterpreneurship ETFs Forex Frauds & Scandals General Global Market Insurance Investors NewsBeat Islamic Finance Mergers & Aquisitions Money Market Mortgage Mutual Funds Nigeria Economy Oil Sector Opinions and Analysis Pensions People Personal Finance Politics Power Products & Services Professionals Property Public Offers Private Placements Regulators REITs Stock PICKS Taxation Telcos Travel & Tours Unlisted OTC MARKET World of Business

NIMASA okays Skye Bank, ETB, two others for CVFF disbursement

Category: Capital Market

  Read (3668)
NIMASA okays Skye Bank, ETB, two others for CVFF disbursement


Nigeria Maritime Administration  and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has chosen Fidelity, Skye, Diamond and Equitorial Trust Banks for the disbursement of the Cabotage Vessel Financing Fund (CVFF).



Vanguard gathered that the four banks which have been given letters of authority to that effect were selected after a rigorous process which included their experience and expertise of maritime business.



A source in NIMASA told Vanguard that the selection process was very rigorous and it included visits and evaluation of the depth of the maritime desk of each of the applicants.The source also disclosed that other criteria considered in the award of the disbursement right to the four banks are their risk analysis model, governing system and post Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) audit report.According to the source, “we looked at their risk analysis model, governing system and post CBN’s audit report are the criteria’s for the selection of the banks as Public Lending Institutions (PLI).”



The source also said that the four banks are to guarantee the CVFF as well as put up a 35 per cent contribution to the loan system. The source also assured that the actual disbursement would commence in a better of weeks.It would be recalled that the Indigenous Ship Owners Association of Nigeria (ISAN) has severally stressed the need for government to seek its input in the planned disbursement of the CVFF.ISAN noted that the involvement of the group in the planned disbursement is necessary because it would help to ensure that the fund gets to practitioners and is used for the purpose for which it is meant.



Speaking on behalf of ISAN, its Chairman, Chief Isaac Jolapamo, said unless this is done, the funds would end up in the hands of wrong persons and thereby defeating government’s planned improvement of the shipping sector of the nation’s maritime industry.According to Jolapamo, “ISAN is fighting it now that whoever is going to get that fund should have ISAN’s input because we know who the operators are, even if they are not ISAN members. We know you can’t do something like this in Nigeria without having some percentage to give out for politic patronage but not to the extent that it would be cornered by just anybody.”



He, however, said the major problem is not the disbursement of the fund but refusal of chatterers to engage their vessels and the need for government to put in place adequate laws to make operators who borrow from the banks for ship financing pay back as is obtainable in other parts of the world.

In his words, “Our major problem is not about the money that NIMASA is giving out, but the fact remains that all you need is a god-the-father who is the charterer that takes the vessels. Secondly is you, the ship owner who is the god-the-son and thirdly is the bank who finances you, the holy spirit. If one is missing, then there is a problem.



“We are missing one – god-the-father, the charterer. If we are patronised, if they drop the foreign ships and allow Nigerians to take over, the table will turn. I recently said that banks should have a legal framework that states that when they lend money to people (ship owners) and if they do not pay back the money on time, there is jail term waiting for them. Such are the kind of laws put in place in advanced countries where you want to develop shipping but, of course, shipping is a vast area and that is where you have the best of crooks.”


Tags: , 

Comment With Your Facebook or Yahoo! ID

Latest news

News on Capital Market

About Us

Who We Are
Our Team & Partners
Corporate Governance
Advertise with Us
Subscribe / Unsubscribe
Site Map
News Feed - RSS
Contact Us
Volunteer Program
Message from CEO

News & Features
The Analyst / Market Data
Investor Relations Portal
The Regulator
Economy & Politics
Training Portal
Events Calendar
NewsStands - Online Reputation

Products and Services

Research & Market Intelligence
Analyst Services
Offers & Rights Support Service
Investor Relations Services
Alert & Subscription Services
Share Support Services
Proshare Consult
Event & Seminar Coverage
Market Directory
File a Complaint
News & Analysis

News from TheANALYST
Video News from WebTV
Money Market Updates
Opinions & Analysis
Nigerian Economy
Market Data
The Regulator
Discussion Forum

Subscriber Agreement
Privacy Policy
Data Policy
Copyright Policy
Comments in Site
Advertising Code
Conflict of Interest
Content Partnership
3rd Parties

Online Trading and Execution
Legal Support Services
Web/Technology Services
File a Complaint

CBN Governor 2014